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Saccopetalum.']                    PLOKA INDICA.                                     151

8. M. velutina (H.f. et T.); Mis ovatis vel oblongis basi cor-
datis utrinque velutino-tomentosis, pedunculis extra-alaribus, pedicellis
elongatis dense tomentosis ebracteatis, ^floribus (hermaphroditis) extus
dense tomentosis, carpellis pubescentibiis breviter pedicellatis. — Uvaria
velutina, Dutial, Anon. 91 ; DC. Syst. i. 484, Prod. i. 88. Uvaria
villosa, Boxb. M. Ind. ii. 664. Guatteria velutina, AlpJi. DC, Mm. 42 -
Wall. Cat. 6441 !

HAB. In sylvis siccis Bengalise occidentalis et Baliar secus basin
montirun, RoatbJ Ham.! ; Garhwal in sylvis prope Kheri secus basin
Himalayas copiose, Edgeworth /; et in Ava ad Taong Dong et secus
ripas fluminis Atran, Wall.! — (Fl. Mart, Apr.) (v. s.)

Ardor, cortice pallido ruguloso. Ramuli dense tomentosi. Jfolia brevissime pe-
dicellata, parva, forma valde varia, acmninata, acuta vel obtasa, 3-6 poll, longa, 1|74
lata, petiolo -^-pollicari, subtns densius velutina. Pedunculi rainosi. Pedicefli a-^6,
3-4 pollices longi, graciles. Sepala ovata, dense tomentosa. fettta exteriora se-
. palis conformia j interiora late ovata, |-^ poll, longa, extus dense tomentosa, intns
atro-fusca, subglabra. Ovaria velutina. Cw-pella baccata, nigricantia, puberula,
sicca semipollicaria, pedicello i-poll. suffulta. Smina 1-S.

Roxburgh says that the fruit much resembles black cherries.

23. SACCOPETALUM, Bennett,

Sepala 3, parva. Petdla "6 ; exteriora sepalis fere conformia ; in-
teriora multo majora, velutina, marginibus cohaerentia, denique libera,
basi saccata. Torus 'subglobosus. Stamina indefinita, moltiserialia ; an-
theraB subsessiles, dorsales, biloculares, connectivo apiculatse. Ovaria
ovali-oblonga. Ovula in axi Biserialia, C vel plura. — Arbores late co-
) deeidua, floribus ante vel cumfoliis novellisnascentibus, majwculis.

The genus Saccopetalum was established by Mr. Bennett in Eorsfield's * Plantfc
Javanicce Rariores' for a Javanese plant, a native of the southern coast of that island.
In that work Mr. Bennett clearly indicated the close relationship of Saccopetcdum
to Mzliiesa and Eydost&mma, and pointed out that these three genera formed a well
marked section of the family, to which he omitted to give a nnine. Mr. Bennett at
the same time indicated Mitrephorea as the connecting link by which, the Sacco-
pefdlea pass into the more ordinary state of the family.
1. 8* longiflornm (H.f. et T.) ; foliis ovali-oblongis vel oblongo-
lanceolatis acuminatis supra glabris subtus adpresse puberulis, floribus
breviter pedicellatis, petalis elongatis, stylis elongatis filiformibus apice
subelavatis.—TO^ Cat. 6443 !
HAB. In Bengalia superior! ad Purneah, Hamilton, ex Wall. Cat.^
verosimiliter in sylvis densis Terai dicfcis secus basin Himalayas. —
(v. s.)
Jrlor forsan excelsa. famuli rngolosi, glabri, cortice cinerco vel albido, lenti-
cellis xninutis asperate; partea novellae pubesccntes. Folia 8 poll, longa, 3 lata,
petiolo -^-pollicari, tenuiter coriacea. Ffore* ad arillas foliorum dekpsorum soliiarii,
pedicellis ^-polUcaribus incano-pubesceatibafi. Sepafo oblonga, 2 lin. longa. Pefafa
interiora obiongo-lanceolata, obtusa, 1-| poll, longa, tenuia, pubcrnla, basi snbsaccata.
fona douse albo-villo&os. Ovaria albo-strigosa, uuuierosa. Vwta eiica 10. Stgli
ovario fere duplo lorigiorcs, ^ummi uxadaut^. (Jarpelh subdefiniia (in. spec. Herb.